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7 Amazing Garden Restaurants in Nairobi to Explore

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Written by Abraham Odhiambo

Are you looking for garden restaurants in Nairobi with a scenic and quiet place to have a meal and relax? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In a city of 4 million people, there is a restaurant for everyone. However, the best are located in the city centre or some of the affluent suburbs such as Karen and cater to all your tastes.

The best outdoor restaurants in Nairobi are the ones where you can comfortably relax and enjoy a meal with amazing scenic view. See Africa Today brings you seven amazing garden restaurants in Nairobi that you should explore.

1. The Arbor 

If you want to experience amazing outdoor dining, The Arbor is the place for you. The Arbor is an eco-friendly garden cafe with an amazing selection of food and also a marketplace in a tranquil garden setting in the heart of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

The Arbor

The Arbor. Photo/ Binny’s Food & Travel.

They call themselves the healthiest restaurant in town, which is a courageous things to say but as far as cleanness is concerned, they’re right. Ensure you visit The Arbor this coming festive season to enjoy amazing flavours at affordable prices.

2. Tin Roof Cafe 

Located in Karen, Tin Roof Cafe is the perfect setting for that intimate, healthy family meal away from the bustle of your everyday Nairobi life. It is one of the amazing garden restaurants in Nairobi and was actually started against the idea of the city’s fast-growing mall culture. The owners thought that people need more green places when eating or just relaxing.

This cafe offers vegan and gluten-free options in every section of its menu. If you’re a green lover, you may have just discovered your favourite spot in town.

3. About Thyme 

About Thyme is one of the amazing garden restaurants in Nairobi you should explore this festive season. The restaurant offers an eclectic menu with imaginative, well-prepared and beautifully presented dishes from different parts of the world. Their desserts are a special treat and have become famous over the years.

About Thyme

About Thyme. Photo/

The restaurants is open from Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 10pm and during the weekends from 10am to 10pm (Saturday) and 10am to 6pm (Sunday). At About Thyme, there is something to cater for everyone.

4. Asmara Westlands 

Asmara Westlands is the place to be if you’re looking for place with relaxed and welcoming dining experience. Their contemporary indoor and outdoor spaces harmoniously complement the fusion of Afro-contemporary Eritrean and Continental cuisine.

Asmara Westlands is located in Pangani, Westlands along General Mathenge, Karen along Ngong’ Road & Lavington along Othaya Road. It is open everyday of the week from 10am to 9pm.

5. Talisman

The Talisman

The Talisman. Photo/ Scrapbook Journeys.

From the humble beginnings back in the 1990’s, The Talisman started as a small old house originally occupied by the famous wildlife photographer Alan Root. The Talisman has since grown into a household name and is currently one of the amazing garden restaurants in Nairobi.

This is the place too experience fine dining in a whole different setting with one of the best cuisines in the country. The Talisman is located along Ngong Road and boasts an environmentally friendly place with an organic garden and is highly rated on International restaurant platforms.

6. Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant & Cafe

Located at the heartbeat of Nairobi City, Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant & Cafe is a fine dining restaurant worth exploring. The restaurant has a modern interior aesthetic designed to replicate a tropical vacation and the feeling is organized systematically to assure entire relaxation. The focal point of Mawimbi’s kitchen is the seafood, with the aroma in the air dominating the atmosphere.

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Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant & Cafe. Photo/ World Luxury Restaurant Awards.

7. The Grove Restaurant

The Grove Restaurant is an all-day-dining restaurant offering a buffet for breakfast and for customers looking for precise food or cuisine prepared to their taste. It has an elaborate menu with both local and multi-cuisine items on selection.

The restaurant’s contemporary rooftop has indoor and outdoor seating making it perfect for chic and casual dining. At The Grove, you get to pamper yourself in their broad preference of teas and coffees accompanied by delicious pastries and light snacks. On top of that you’ll enjoy fresh artisan mocktails or signature cocktails while taking a scenic view of the city through the restaurant’s glass walls. The Grove is one of the best garden restaurants in Nairobi.

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Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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